I had an idea about using minidisc in \"homestudio\" recording. Then I could use optical in to transfer sounds into the hard drive. Can this give better audio quality than my Sblive platinium? Also I could carry it with me and not be stuck just in one place. Have anyone tried this? What do you think?
No one can answer this for you IMO, only you will know which one sounds better and if either sounds unacceptable to you. I have a SBLive in one of my computers going into my mixer, and anytime I leave that channel up, I quickly think, \"what the heck is wrong in my studio?\" - the sound itself is noticably inferior to semi-pro gear, and just the background noise on the card is yucky (tho much better than earlier CreativeLabs gear). But if you have a poor monitoring environment, you might not notice or care.
I\'m not crazy about the sound of MD\'s I\'ve heard, though I haven\'t heard ones output through a good monitoring environment. MD\'s always do lossy data compression, which is probably a factor. Similarly I\'m not crazy about the sound of most mp3 encoders, though a few are fine.
The only way to answer audio questions is to listen for yourself. If you can hear a difference, you have your answer. If you can\'t, it doesn\'t really matter.